SVG Files

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2016
Watch out, Locky ransomware spread via SVG images on Facebook Messenger

Researchers have discovered a new hacking campaign leveraging on Facebook Messenger to spread the Locky ransomware via SVG images. The Locky Ransomware is spread via a downloader, experts noticed that it is able to bypass Facebook defense measures by pretending to be a harmless  image file. The campaign was first spotted during the weekend by the malware […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2015
Criminals are using SVG Files to serve malware

Security experts at AppRiver firm have discovered a malicious campaign that is distributing a strain of ransomware via SVG files. Researchers at the AppRiver security firm have uncovered a malicious campaign that is distributing a strain of ransomware by exploiting SVG files. The SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics […]